Forest photography by Kevin Boldenow
Kevin Boldenow is a professional photographer specialising in 35mm and medium format landscape and figurative imagery. Kevin’s work has been presented throughout the state of Florida. He has received numerous awards, including the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists(2004).
Kevin registered one of his tree photos in our tree registry and says that “The bald cypress trees are some of my favourite images here in Florida.”
“Over six billion people walk this Earth. By the time you have read this passage another thousand will be born. There are 300 million Americans alone working, clamouring and striving to get ahead. Day in and day out, millions of them grab a cup of coffee in the morning, run out to the car with cell phone in one hand and kids in the other, and find themselves on the road fighting swarms of people doing the exact same thing.
In this frenzied race from one place to the next, few stop to notice the world around us — not the world of coffee shops, parking lots, and fast food joints, but the natural world, the world of shrubs, flowers, trees and animals. In their haste, few see the old oak tree or Florida pine standing beside the road, see the majestic Washingtonian Palm and the Bougainvillea in full bloom. They pass by these gifts from God and ignore them in the never-ending rush we call life.” – Kevin Boldenow.
This is what makes Kevin Boldenow’s work precious. He broke away from the dimension of mania most people are stuck in and hasn’t succumbed to its seduction again. Now, he is always with his camera noticing the world most of us ignore and stopping to capture its essence. Like gathering proof that indeed we live within more than concrete and asphalt.
His mastery with the camera preserves these gifts, enhances them and reminds us that there is more to life than running to the next appointment.
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